To avoid jail time, Hobby agreed to resign from the schools police force, complete 150 hours of community service, and repay the money she didn't earn.
But nothing happened to Campbell Drive Middle School principal Evonne Alvarez, who signed off on the false overtime for Hobby.
According to the inspector general's report, Alvarez gave investigators three misleading answers for why Hobby receieved the overtime. In one instance, Alvarez claimed Hobby was needed to provide security for maintenance work being done at the school after-hours. That was not true.
Hobby's arrest follows the inspector general's big catch this past May
when his investigators caught three enterprising employees at Norland
Senior High School who were using their work email addresses and phone and fax numbers to run a cleaning company.
Though Banana Republican applauds the inspector general's efforts, the
Miami-Dade School Board didn't approve a $1.3 million budget so
Mazzella can go around busting up
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small-time crooks in the nation's fourth-largest school district.
But maybe he just needs more time. In his annual report, Mazzella says
his fraud sleuths are busy investigating large cases he
can't yet discuss publicly.